National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) are the national organisations responsible for the selection, preparation and management of their respective teams in the run up to and during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The NPC for Great Britain is the British Paralympic Association
See a full list of NPCS recognised by the International Paralympic Committee
Working with the NPCs
LOCOG’s NPC Services and Relations team manages the day-to-day liaison with the NPCs. The team sits within the LOCOG Sport department and works closely with them to ensure that sport and the athletes' needs are at the heart of everything LOCOG delivers. At Games time, the team will be based in the Paralympic Villages in Stratford, Egham and Weymouth and will be responsible for the delegation registration process.
Our team works with each of the NPCs on a daily basis to make sure that they are aware of all LOCOG services being provided to their athletes and can plan accordingly. The team has also recruited a significant number of volunteers that will act as ‘team hosts’ for the NPCs to ensure that their needs are met from the moment they arrive in London until they depart after the Closing Ceremony.
Pre-Games Training Camps
The NPC Services and Relations team also manages the Pre-Games Training Camp programme, which aims to attract NPCs from across the world and direct them to over 600 world-class training facilities across the UK in the run up to the Games.
A number NPCs or individual sports teams have already organised or are in the process of hosting camps across the UK. A list of these agreements is available to download here